Search Results: "Paul M. Barrett"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Suspenseful, highly entertaining courtroom drama. (Author tour)"
A fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of race and character in a court discrimination case. Read full book review >

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GLOCK by Paul M. Barrett
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A solidly reported story of a modern-day Samuel Colt who transformed the handgun business."
A Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor takes expert aim at Glock—the man, the company, the handgun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Imagine a true-life, courtroom version of Heart of Darkness."
Here's a twist: the almost unbelievable tale of a human rights attorney every bit as conscienceless as the multinational he was suing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Necessary reading for police advocates of profiling, and highly useful for anyone wishing a greater understanding of Muslim compatriots."
"In America, Muslims do not think and act alike any more than Christians do." So writes Business Week editor Barrett (The Good Black, 1999) in this timely survey of America's six-million followers of Islam. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW GOOSE by Paul Gallico
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"A lovely reworking for a whole new audience. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
A tale of exquisite sentimentality and storytelling gains new appeal in Barrett's magical hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Perfect for budding greenthumbs. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Detailed, scientific-quality drawings, simple, accurate explanations, and fold-out pages make this a satisfying treat for gardeners young and old. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SPLATTERPUNKS II by Paul M. Sammon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This exercise in combining incongruous media elements into one discordant whole could be the real cutting edge—but Sammon dulls it in introductory passages whose smugness and hipster wannabe posturing frequently undermine the authors' contributions."
A mosaic of viscera, excrement, sex, and degradation whirls before our eyes in this anthology of stories and essays that run the gamut from lame and pretentious to genuinely stunning. Read full book review >

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HONOR'S PASSAGE by M. J. Paul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2014

"A sweeping, satisfyingly scandalous portrait of womanhood in Queen Anne's Britain."
Part historical fiction, part thriller, Paul's debut sheds light on injustices toward women in 18th-century Britain. Read full book review >